How many animals can you have
This is a guide to the number of animals permitted for domestic purposes on various allotment types and sizes and should be considered in conjunction with the Animal Management Local Law 2023 and Animal Management Subordinate Local Law 2023.
If you are keeping animals as a primary producer or in another commercial manner, e.g. boarding kennel, you will need to comply with Council's planning scheme.
Cats and dogs must be kept in accordance with the requirements of Animal Management (Cats & Dogs) Act 2008, Animal Management Local Law 2023 and Subordinate Local Law 2023 provide keeping and control requirements for all domestic animals. The requirements of the Biosecurity Act 2014 including identification and movement records are provided for bees and livestock.
- These figures do not represent an absolute entitlement. There may be other requirements such as leases, covenants or town planning restrictions.
- Refer to the MBRC Planning Scheme for more detailed information on land use and vegetation clearing to determine whether planning applications are required for your intended purposes.
- Juvenile (unweaned) animals are not counted in the overall totals of animals on an allotment.
Multi-unit complexes and relocatable home park
- Contact your Body Corporate or park owner to ensure there are no restrictions on the keeping of animals in your multi-unit complex or relocatable home park.
- Written permission from the Body Corporate or park owner is required.
- You must not keep a large parrot or other similar size bird in a unit within a multi-unit complex or relocatable home park.
Keeping of cats and dogs
- Cats and dogs must be registered with City of Moreton Bay.
- A person must not keep cats or dogs in a caravan park, camping ground. However, properties with a Body Corporate or relocatable home parks can keep the number of specified in the Animal Management Subordinate Local Law 2023 with written permission.
- Cats and dogs cannot be registered to a vacant allotment.
- Dogs are not permitted on any property located in the following three (3) streets in Narangba: Desmond Street, Samuel Way or Steven Court to minimise impacts on koala habitat.
Keeping of aviary birds
Under Animal Management Subordinate Local Law 2023, an aviary bird means a native bird (not including a bird listed in Schedule 2 of the local law) which is:
- kept in captive environment in an aviary, enclosure, large cage or other structure; and
- not kept for commercial purpose.
Examples include cockatiels, rosellas, and finches. The numbers are regulated by size of bird, and size and type of enclosure.
Keeping of other birds excluding aviary birds and poultry
Other birds include:
- pigeons or doves, racing pigeons
- large parrots, large parakeets, cockatoos, galahs or other birds or similar size
- ratites or similar birds.
- guinea fowl or similar birds.
Birds, excluding poultry, must have an identifying leg band or be microchipped.
If you own or keep 100 or more poultry (including caged birds) you must be registered with Biosecurity Queensland.
Keeping of stock
Restrictions may apply to the cumulative total of stock animals at the following rates:
- horses, ponies, and/or donkeys: minimum land size required 5000 square metres, maximum of one per 4000 square metres
- cows, deer, alpacas, llamas, and/or camels: minimum land size required 6000 square metres, maximum of one per 4000 square metres
- sheep, and/or goats: minimum land size required 3001 square metres, land size 3001 to 8000 square metres up to four, land size over 8001 square metres one per 1000 square metres
If you own or keep cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, deer, alpacas, llamas, horses, ponies, donkeys you must comply with the requirements of the Biosecurity Act 2014 including identification and movement records.
Keeping of bees (excluding native bees)
If you own or keep one or more beehive you must comply with the requirements of the Biosecurity Act 2014 including identification and movement records.